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India Funding Roundup: A Home Tutoring Marketplace, Rickshaw Advertising Startup, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles seed and late stage investments in Indian startups engaged in tech-based recruitment, tutor aggregation, fashion discovery, home services, and more. WorkIndia Recruitment marketplace WorkIndia founded by a group of IIT/ IIM alumni recently announced Wednesday that it had secured an undisclosed sum in funding from Beenext, a Singapore-based early stage technology fund. WorkIndia has developed ... Read More »

OnePlus 2 Receives a Price Cut in India

If you were on the fence about whether or not to spring for a OnePlus 2 smartphone, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is making it easier for you to decide. The company on Tuesday announced a permanent price cut for both 16GB and 64GB variants of its flagship smartphone in India. The OnePlus 2 16GB model is now available at Rs. ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Clinical Supplies Platform, Food Tech Startup, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles early stage investments in startups engaged in the healthcare supply chain, loyalty and contract lifecycle management platforms, apart from e-commerce. PinkBlue Bengaluru-based PinkBlue.in, a healthcare player operating in the clinical supplies segment has raised Rs. 1.5 crores in its seed round from angel investment platform TermSheet.io. Founded by IIM Kozhikode alumni Valliappan Kumarappan and Varun ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Pre-Owned Fashion Marketplace, E-Commerce Enabler, and More

A total of 23 tech startups got funded in this week, according to sector analysis provided by data tracker Tracxn. Our latest funding roundup compiles seed and late stage investments in firms engaged in e-commerce enablement, self-drive car rentals, B2B listings, and pre-owned fashion. Yana Mobile personal assistant app Yana has reportedly raised an undisclosed amount of seed round funding ... Read More »

Nervous About Walking Alone at Night? Add a Virtual Companion

I’m 25 years old and my mother still ends our conversations with “Make sure you text me when you get home.” Though I’m an adult, she still worries about my safety. And she’s not the only one. After an outing, close friends often ask that I let them know when I make it in. When we’re walking alone, most of ... Read More »

Factory Output Contracts For The Third Month In A Row

Factory output in January contracted for the third straight month, in an indication that the manufacturing sector continues to struggle with sluggish demand and overcapacity. According to data released on Friday, factory output — measured by Index of Industrial Production (IIP) –  contracted 1.5 per cent in January. The higher-than-expected decline was on account of the sharp de-growth in capital ... Read More »

Meerkat Ditches Live Video Streaming for a Video Social Network

Meerkat, an application that came into the spotlight last year for introducing live video broadcasts that leveraged Twitter’s social features, is once again in the news but this time for a different reason. To everyone’s surprise, Meerkat announced it will be ditching live video streaming services in favour of a new video social network. To recall, Meerkat actually beat Twitter ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Bike Taxi Startup, File Sharing App, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles investments in Indian startups engaged in e-commerce, fashion discovery, on-demand transportation, B2B and B2C e-commerce startups. Ninjacart Bengaluru-based Ninjacart, a B2B startup connects farmers and brands to retailers, has raised $3 million (around Rs. 20 crores) in Series A funding round led by Accel Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, M&S Partners, and Zop Smart. Founded in 2015, ... Read More »

On The Oscars Red Carpet, A Trip Around the World

Jennifer Lawrence photographed at the Academy Awards on February 29. (Image Courtesy: AFP) Brie Larson wore Gucci, the label revivified by Alessandro Michele: a billowy, bold, blue ruffled frock whose lightness was bisected and somewhat weighed down by a large jeweled belt. Cate Blanchett returned to one of her regular sponsors, Armani, who made over red-carpet dressing in the 1990s ... Read More »

Oscars 2016: How to Design a Red Carpet Gown a Star Might Pay For

Bryce wore a dress from Neiman Marcus’ 2016 pre-spring collection at the Golden Globes. (Image courtesy: AFP) The actress Bryce Dallas Howard announced on the Golden Globes red carpet that she’d actually purchased her navy lace Jenny Packham dress, from Neiman Marcus. Unlike the Hollywood stars who take loaners from design houses, Howard had gone to the mall in preparation ... Read More »